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Below is a family biography included in The History of Barry County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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Samuel M. Trolinger, senior member of the firm of S. M Trolinger & Co., general merchants of Cassville, Mo., was born in Lawrence County, Mo., August 31, 1856. He is a son of James N. and Jennie (Trott) Trolinger. The father was of German descent, and was born in Bedford County, Tenn., in 1816 He grew to manhood m his native county, and was there married in 1837. In 1852 he immigrated to Lawrence County, Mo., locating at Mount Vernon where he worked at his trade, that of carpentering. On August 13, 1864 he enlisted in the Union army, being assigned to Company D, Forty-sixth Regiment of Missouri, and served until March 6, 1865, when he was discharged at Springfield, Mo. His wife, who was of Irish descent, was born November 16, 1819, in Orange County, North Carolina, and removed to Bedford County, Tenn., when seven years of age. She is now residing at Verona, Mo., and is the mother of seven sons, five of whom are living. They are Enoch H. (a lumber merchant at Aurora), William (a grocery merchant at Verona), Thomas (who is in business with William), George (a dry goods clerk in Verona) and Samuel M. The last named was educated in the schools of Verona and when eighteen years of age became an apprentice to photography under his brothers, William and Thomas, and served two yers. He was afterward engaged in in farming, as salesman in a dry goods store, and as bill clerk in a railway office at Seligman. In 1885 he engaged in the grocery business at Verona on his own responsibility, continuing until February 3, 1886, when he and T J Miller became partners in a general store at Verona, which they removed to Cassville on January 17, 1888. They carry a first-class stock of general merchandise and are doing a good business. In politics Mr. Trolinger is a stanch Republican, and in religion is a consistent member of the Christian Church.

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